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Old 09-18-2019, 06:10 AM
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Good idea. I have a couple of Milwaukee bandsaws, that I should do that to.


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Old 09-19-2019, 10:53 AM
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You've always done good work...
Far surpassed my abilities, that is for sure.
Boy, is that an understatement in my case. Zach had far surpassed my skills when he was 16 years old, in the first project he presented here. lol

Your saw stand is another nice, clean design & well executed, Zach.
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Old 09-20-2019, 07:30 PM
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Boy, is that an understatement in my case. Zach had far surpassed my skills when he was 16 years old, in the first project he presented here. lol

Your saw stand is another nice, clean design & well executed, Zach.
Thank you for the kind words. This forum has taught me a lot in the last 13 years.
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Old 12-12-2019, 07:39 PM
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A friends parents asked me to make a stainless vent hood cover for their new kitchen remodel. I said yes but really didn’t know if I was going to be able to get it done with my limited stainless experience. I have struggled with welding thin stainless the 2 or 3 times I have tried it.

I started out with some cad templates to make sure the curves looked ok.

I used 20ga. Because it was the only thickness in stock locally. I really wanted 18ga thinking it would make the welding and finishing easier.

Struggled getting everything tacked but eventually got it somewhat figured out.

Since i don’t have the proper tools I used a handheld 3x18 belt sander on the flat bar to get a nicer finish. Also chucked the rivets in a drill and ran them against a scotchbrite pad to clean them up

The welds could use more finish work but I worry about thinning the weld/area around it too much
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Old 12-12-2019, 08:08 PM
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Very nice work, indeed.


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Old 12-12-2019, 09:05 PM
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Looks great to me.
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Old 12-12-2019, 10:15 PM
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Turned out really nice!


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Old 12-12-2019, 10:50 PM
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I like the look, sort of old fashioned. Good Job
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Old 12-12-2019, 11:05 PM
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Looks good. I’ve made a couple like that before. One from stainless ( actually did that job twice, the first time we had the grain going horizontal, and the customer wanted it to go vertical), can’t say the 2nd time went any easier, and then about 4 years ago made one from aluminum sheet. Had to polish that one to a mirror finish. That was a pain. 3003 is not the right material for doing that, in case you ever try.

Anyways, nice job on your hood.


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Old 12-13-2019, 10:22 PM
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Looks good. I’ve made a couple like that before. One from stainless ( actually did that job twice, the first time we had the grain going horizontal, and the customer wanted it to go vertical), can’t say the 2nd time went any easier, and then about 4 years ago made one from aluminum sheet. Had to polish that one to a mirror finish. That was a pain. 3003 is not the right material for doing that, in case you ever try.

Anyways, nice job on your hood.


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What thickness ss have you made these out of? And what burnishing tools do you use? I want to learn more on the finishing and fabrication of things like this.

Aluminum is fun for me to weld and mich easier than steel/stainless. I’ll keep in mind that 3003 is not the alloy to use when polishing..
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